Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale: What I Saw In-Store and Shopping Tips for January 2019

It's that time of year again, the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale is back!! The sale had in-store preview days on the 5th and 6th and will open online tomorrow, the 7th. They will also be restocking on the 8th (my birthday!). They only host these sales twice a year and it is how I buy a majority of my Lilly Pulitzer styles. 

I shopped in-store today, I saw a lot of popover dresses, some other casual dresses like this one, silk tops like the Elsa and the Savanna, sweaters like this one, quite a few dresses that would be great for special occasions similar to this one and this jumpsuit, a few Luxletic (activewear) pieces, a few swimwear styles like this one-piece,  lots of cute jewelry and bags, some beach towels, and drinkware!

And I bought:
Wrap lace romper (very similar to this style)
Was $198
Now $69

Savanna silk top
Was $138
Now $54

Black pants (very similar to this style)
Was $138
Now $39

S'well bottle
Was $54
Now $25

I also tried on a few more pieces and listed their original and sale prices on my Instagram story!

If you do not have a store nearby or do not want to wait in the lines, here are some of my tips from shopping the sales next week. The Sale FAQ page from Lilly answers most of your typical questions you may have about the sale. But here are a few things I would add to it:

1. Create an account if you do not have one already, and make sure you are signed in the night before. It is also good to have your shipping addresses and payment information saved, to save time while all of your favorite items are going so quickly! If you shop on multiple devices (which I recommend), make sure you are signed in on each one, including the mobile app.

2. Know your sizes, all items are final sale. If you haven't bought anything from Lilly over the last few years, I have noticed some of the sizing is not as consistent as it used to be.

3. There are always disclaimers to expect delays for shipping and processing. But from my experience, I usually have my items within a week or so. Although this last sale in September took a bit longer than usual.

4. You will be placed in a virtual line to enter the sale. It used to be a good practice to place multiple orders to keep things from getting pulled out of your cart, because the shipping is always free. However, this is no longer a good idea. Because you will be placed back in line after your first order has been submitted.
And I have learned that using multiple devices is really helpful for the line. It also makes the line seem much longer than it really is, if most people in line are on 2 or more devices. But, I have always found that one device gets far ahead of the others. The website sometimes crashes due to the traffic, but it what it is!

5. From the last few sales, some of the items were not marked down as much as they have been in the past. Over the years, I have noticed the best deals are on casual dresses, small accessories, tops, and sometimes scarves!

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Thanks for reading!

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